Category Archives: Guest Blogger

Annabelle BOM Month 9

We did it! We’ve finally made it to the finish line! Four our very last month we will be making a few more flying geese, then sewing our flying geese rows together and on to the quilt. After that, all we have left to do is attach those final navy borders and we are done! Our last flying geese ...

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Annabelle BOM Month 8

Hi Friends! This month is easy peasy, especially after all the work we did on this quilt last month! All we have to do is sew on a simple border, and then make ourselves some flying geese. I may have mentioned this before, but whenever I’m sewing borders I always give myself some wiggle room and cut the borders longer than ...

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Annabelle BOM Month 5

Well friends, we are now officially past the half-way mark with this quilt. Yay! This month will be a lighter month as far as sewing goes, but since we are full swing into the holiday season, hopefully it will be a welcome reprieve for everyone. Don’t get me wrong, sewing is my happy place, but at this time of year ...

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Seasons BOM Month 6

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has finally arrived. After months of sewing blocks, we get to put this quilt all together and finish! I know many of you jumped right in after finishing last month’s blocks and have already assembled the main portion of the quilt. Once you have the quilt blocks all laid out, it’s not too ...

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Seasons BOM Month 5

Can you guys believe we are already on month 5? We are on the home stretch! This month we will be making the last three blocks for this quilt, so that next month we can finally put this beauty together and finish! Yay! Hearts and Pinwheels

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Annabelle BOM Month 4

If this month feels like Déjà vu, you aren’t going crazy. The blocks we are sewing this month are exactly the same as last month, only with different fabrics. So I won’t bore you by giving you another tutorial about how I sewed the block together. You can’ refer to last month’s blog post for help on that ...

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Seasons BOM Month #3

It’s hard to believe that we are going to be half way done with this quilt after sewing this month! Didn’t we all just start this project? I hope you are all having fun so far, because quilting should be fun! I have enjoyed seeing what all of your are doing with your previous quilt blocks on Facebook. Some of you are changing things up, adding embroidery, and other embellishments and I love it!

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Annabelle BOM Month #2

Hi Everyone! I’ts been so fun to see everyone’s photos from month 1 on the Facebook Group. It always makes me happy to see people enjoying my designs! This month we will be adding a couple of borders to our center medallion. It’ll be a breeze compared to all the piecing we did last month! The first part of this month’s directions is easy-peasy! Just sew on the border strips as directed. And just so you know, it’s ...

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Seasons BOM Month #2

I’m so excited to get going on the second installment of the Season quilt! This month we will sew another three blocks. Two are entirely pieced, and one has some applique. Let’s get started! Our first block is the Potted flower. The potted base is pretty straight forward, but the applique this month involves some layering. You can ...

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Welcome to the Annabelle Block of the Month!

Hello and welcome! My name is Kristin Gassaway, and I’m the designer of the Annabelle quilt sold here at Connecting Threads. I’ll be posting tips and updates as we make this quilt together over the next 9 months. For this first month we will start with a *bang* by making the center medallion portion of the quilt. This will probably be the most ...

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